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What Teachers Say

Marylin wrote:
"I thoroughly enjoyed the puppet exchange and felt far less self-conscious when the focus wasn't exclusively on me. Another colleague came in to introduce her puppet to my class. Again, the children got their puppets out to introduce theirs in return. The kids are loving every minute of this. This has been the most enjoyable first few weeks of school I can remember!"

Sandra L., (High School) wrote:
"I thought I would learn to make puppets. I learned so much more. I've discovered how much fun it is to take outrageous risks in class. Older kids--seniors and rough dirt bag and honors level kids--all respond to puppets. Grown ups are hungry to play and be playful. How easy it is to incorporate puppets into curriculum-- how even a finger puppet changes the whole tone of a lesson. How creative the children become. The possibilities for using puppets in the classroom are endless."

Steve wrote:
"It is a joy to be in contact with kindred spirits on the path to a root based, natural way of learning! It becomes amazingly clear exactly what children need… to enhance their learning experience."

Chonita wrote:
"Diane has been part of our spelling lessons all week and today I started without her. "Isn't Diane coming today?' I heard three different students say. I couldn't believe what I was hearing from one of my "tough guys." I can't believe the attitude of my students. They are different. They are excited and I'm excited. I've share with my principal, staff, and friends about your class and what I'm experiencing now."


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The Stomach
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Broken Heart
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Sindhoo Dragon
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Mr. Flames
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Clara Question
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The Lungs
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Rainbow Crow
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Pencil Points
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Musical Notes
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